This has been a great year for the NFL for those that love parity (or as those that hate it call it, mediocrity.) In the NFL "Least," the only team that probably has no chance to make the playoffs is Dallas. Cincinnati lost their star quarterback, Andy Dalton, and the inexperienced AJ McCarron will have to take up the slack. Denver must also depend upon their backup quarterback with Peyton Manning still out with an injury. However, Manning had been struggling, anyway. If the New York Jets can win out, they will make the playoffs, as will Kansas City. If the Jets falter, and the Pittsburgh Steelers win out, the Steelers will make it.
Getting back to the NFC East, someone joked that perhaps a committee should be formed to select a team from that conference to go to the playoffs. None of them seem to want it very badly. The team that wins will have a poor record. Still, that's not so bad. Not many years ago, Seattle made it to the playoffs with a record of 7-9 and stunned the then-vaunted New Orleans Saints. In the last two years, the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, winning it the first time, and almost winning it last year.
Things are getting interesting in the NFL. Get your popcorn ready!